Aer Lingus announces first transatlantic routes from Manchester

The flights will be operated by Airbus A330-300 and A321LR aircraft. Photo: © N509FZ

Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus has announced new transatlantic routes. Against the current trend of reducing transatlantic services because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline will commence its first non-stop connections from the United Kingdom to the United States and the Caribbean later this year. The flights will be operated by its UK subsidiary from Manchester Airport in England.

Starting July 29, Aer Lingus UK will offer nonstop services to New York (JFK) and Orlando. Barbados will be added to the schedule from October 20. The new service to New York is expected to be operated by Airbus A321LR jets, whereas larger Airbus A330-300s will be deployed on flights to Orlando and Barbados.

Furthermore, the carrier plans to start a nonstop route between Manchester and Boston in summer 2022. This will also be operated by Airbus A321LR aircraft.

Aer Lingus took delivery of its first Airbus A321LR jet in summer last year. The UK subsidiary that was established in 2020, is set to receive two A321LRs and two A330-300s.